Head of Engineering
(Full-Time)

Based in Detroit the Floyd HQ, start date as soon as possible

About Floyd

Floyd is changing the way people buy and engage with furniture. Our products are built around the idea that well designed furniture should be accessible, long lasting, and ship to your door (not to mention beautiful!). We create innovative products that challenge the common convention of furniture and the experience buying it. Technology drives every part of the business and is critical for us in becoming a market leader. Floyd is a venture-backed company with over $6m raised to date.

Where You Come In

As an aspirational, built-for-the-internet furniture brand, we value our technology product as much as our quality product offerings. Technology unifies and drives all aspects of growth, from customer acquisition, to site experience, to how we fulfill our product, to maintaining strong security standards throughout internal operations and data exchanges (and beyond). We’re looking for an experienced Head of Engineering who is team-oriented, passionate about innovating on e-commerce, and ready to co-develop the company's overall technology strategy. This is a highly technical leadership role where you will build and manage teams to ensure the vision of Floyd’s technology products (from digital to infrastructure) are fully realized and excellently executed.

Responsibilities

We’re looking for a technical leadership role driving Floyd’s technology vision. You’re an analytical thinker who can immediately identify what’s missing and already knows what systems works well. Your observations and strategies are always supported by data and changing recommendations based on new data perpetually inspires you. As Head of Engineering at Floyd, you will bridge interdisciplinary links from site design, to supply chain, to marketing and customer experience into a cohesive, interconnected technology platform that will drive the larger technology roadmap. More specifically, your responsibilities will be primarily the following:

  • Lead and co-develop the company's overall technology strategy
  • Work in an interdisciplinary manner with different verticals
  • Build, lead, and manage engineering teams for different technology products
  • Develop and track KPIs to drive business performance and track growth initiatives
  • Architect the larger system housing Floyd and all its operations
  • Actively maintain and contribute to our codebases
  • Be the technology liaison and communicator across all verticals of the company
  • Assist with communications to the board

Requirements

  • 4+ years of cross stack development skills (expertise in Ruby is a plus)
  • Team management experience
  • Significant unit test experience
  • Experience with e-commerce
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Ready to build something big and ambitious from the ground up

Benefits

  • Competitive salary + equity
  • Health insurance and 401k
  • Fun workspace and opportunity to be a part of a growing, vibrant team
  • Work on the cutting edge of e-commerce
  • Team outings
  • Technology hardware of your choice

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